University of Tennessee

James Chyz

Department: Accounting & Information Management, Neel Corporate Governance Center

Title: Associate Professor, Pugh Professor of Accounting, and John and Wanda Wisecarver Faculty Research Fellow


2000 Yale University, B.A. Anthropology

2003 University of North Carolina, M.Acc.

2010 University of Arizona, Ph.D. Accounting

606 Stokely Management Center

James Chyz joined UT’s Department of Accounting and Information Management in 2010 after receiving his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Arizona. James holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Yale University, and a MAC from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2004 and Accredited in Business Valuation since 2017. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., James worked as a Tax Senior with Grant Thornton, LLP in Albuquerque, NM. His research, which has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Financial Economics, examines the causes and consequences of corporate tax policy choices and the effect of taxes and accounting information on asset prices, and investing and financial reporting decisions. James teaches valuation to graduate students and a capital markets research seminar to Ph.D. students.